Friday 28 June 2024

Feline Friends on Friday


#1 here, posting from England. As you can probably imagine, my meanderings in England are unlikely to be cat-free. I have shared time with some lovely felines already and thought it would be nice to introduce them to you. 

First are Sherlock and Perdie, two fine felines who reside with Ms. N and Mr. M in Twickenham. They arrived some months ago, after the loss of the great Hector who had lived to the grand old age of 19. They came as a bonded pair although it is not clear whether they are related or not. Sherlock is much bigger than Perdie, but also quite a bit more shy. Let's start with a couple of photos provided by Ms. N:

With a lovely portrait of the late, great, Hector:

Sherlock was not easy to photograph and this is the best I could do:

Miss Perdie was a lot more amenable to being photographed, thank goodness!

Do you see the beautiful heart on her back?

And look at the amazing "staircase" built by Mr. M so they can go over to the neighbours' garden!

Later the same day, I visited my cousin Mr. C and he ans Ms. K have the most beautiful kitty whose name is Cabbage! In French, cabbage, as in "Chou", is a term of endearment! Cabbage is scared of people she does not know and made a beeline UTB, so I had to ask Mr. C to send me a couple of photos, so you could admire her beauty:

That is floof to rival Momo's!

We hope you have enjoyed discovering these English kitties!

Thursday 27 June 2024

Thankful Thursday?


Benny: We are of course not thankful that #1 has abandoned us, but it has gotten warm so I am grateful to have a cool sink to lounge in:

Mr. G?????? Could you please set the tap to drip mode? You know how much I love water!

Wednesday 26 June 2024

White Words on Wednesday


Momo-Chan: Beloved Queen Tama, I promise I will do my very best to protect you from my overly boisterous bros whilst #1 is away. I shall be your Knight in Shining Floof!

I confess that I am sad too because my Ollie disappeared yesterday evening, and #1 tells me he won't be back for a whole week. I love Ollie and I am so going to miss him!

Come back soon, #1!

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: To be perfectly honest, I should be walking around today meowing "Woe, Woe, Woe is me" as tomorrow if the day that #1 leaves and she is going to be gone for 16 whole days. I know she has to go places and see people, and earn money to pay for our lifestyle, but I just wish she could stay home all the time, or even just magically reappear in the evenings! To make matters worse, Ollie will be gone the first week as he is being looked after by our dear friends, Ms. H and Mr. M who are still dogless a couple of years after losing their precious Yumi. So, it's going to me with the Thug, the Hooligan, and Fluff Puff. Sigh...

I shall get through it all, somehow, and have already begun to cross my paws that the time will go by quickly.

Monday 24 June 2024

Manly Monday


Momo-Chan: Hello Everyone! Fluff Puff here! Ryū and I had a great adventure last week when we were carted off to see Dr. C and get our annual check-up. I am in great shape and I weight 5.5 kilos (that's 12lb). My brother Ryū is still only a year old and of a different build from me, so he came in at 3.3 kilos (7lb and a bit). He may be light but boy is he fast! Here he is, getting examined by Dr. C:

He sang all the way there and back. I was quiet, and I was so happy to get home. I missed my woofie bro, Ollie. I love my woofie bro! I have the best time with him!

Before I get distracted, here are some manly pics of all of us boys:


Me, Momo!

Dragon Ryū


Gotta run! Lots of playing to do! Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday 23 June 2024

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: Welcome to our weekly SoS post, Dear Friends. This will be our last SoS post for a couple of of Sundays as #1 will shortly be abandoning us to go to England. She has been pretty good about being around the last few weeks, so we have been able to 'stock up" a little. Needless to say, we will be wonderfully well taken care of by Mr. G.

So, onto the photos. Even though they are not the best, we thought we would start with a couple of #1 and Miss Violette:

We like Violette's smile in this next one!

Next we have a couple of little dragon, Ryū-Chan, with #1 as she lay in bed:

A perfect shot of Ollie and Momo:

A fun selfie of Ollie and #1 spoorting her new Tractor Supply cap, gifted her by Willow's Mom, Phyll:

The usual duo of Ollie and Benny:

A slightly blurry one of Momo and Benny on #1's bed in the morning:

And here are Ryū, Benny and Ollie on the bed!

Last but not least, here I am with #1:

We'll be blogging as usual until Wednesday after which things are going to get very intermittent until #1 gets back on July 12th. #1 will either be moving around a lot, or will be very busy stewarding at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage from June 30th until July 7th. We hope that Mr. G will take some photos that we can share with you when we can. We will probably be MIA when it comes to commenting a lot of the time. Please forgive us.

Saturday 22 June 2024

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: Hello, Dear Friends and warm greetings from all of us at The Bridge. We miss you all and wish we could still purr in your ears. 

From time to time, we like to go way back in time to #1's beginnings as a cat owner. She was living in Tokyo and had always wanted a cat. In September 1992, a 7-week old Abyssinian kitten came into her life, and that was the start of a life-long love of the breed. She named the kitten IKKYU, after an illustrious Buddhist monk who was famed for his wisdom and sense of humour. The two lived happily together for almost 15 years, in four countries and three continents. He was definitely a one-person cat who loved only her, but boy, did he love her! So, let's take a peak at their lives together, from 1992 to 2007.

Ikkyu was much loved and, even though he has now been gone for so many years, #1 often thinks of him and all the fun times they shared.

Friday 21 June 2024

Frootbat & Floofy Friday


Ryū-Chan: It's Friday and time for some Frootbats! And we know who has the #1 frootbats around here, right?

Benny: Hey, I have 'Bats too!

Queen Tama: And I have GloBats!

Momo-Chan: You may have the frootbats but I've got the FLOOF!

Momo and Ryū are heading to DR. C's this morning to get their annual check-up and boosters. Paws crossed for a smooth ride there and back.